Whether you are an illustrator or artistically challenged, like me, this workshop will be beneficial for you. Elise will show you the characteristics and usefulness of a picture book dummy and the basics of a PB query letter. The experience may also help you discern whether your material is truly suitable for and marketable in the picture book genre.
Bring a copy of your picture book manuscript, pen, scissors, and be prepared to make some edits!
About Elise: She studied drawing and creative writing at Minnesota State University in Moorhead, MN. She has been actively researching and creating picture books and dummies since graduating in 2011. Five pieces of Elise’s spot art were featured in the March/April 2013 issue of the SCBWI Bulletin. She will share invaluable feedback she’s received from editors and agents on her way to publication.
Picture Book, Dummy Book, How to Hook (an agent)! is a MN SCBWI-sponsored event.
Elise looks forward to seeing you Saturday, September 21, 1 – 5 p.m. at the Maplewood Ramsey County Library, Community Meeting Room, 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN, 55109.
SCBWI Members: $25, Non-members $35.